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I'm always amazed at how reticent and reluctant we are as a community to challenge our own suppositions and beliefs. When we should be exploring and analyzing possibilities, instead, we're preparing to do battle with anything that remotely challenges what we have decided reality consists of.
I truly hope we as a species, aren't capable of interstellar travel until we expand our understanding to the point we aren't as frightened as little children every time someone or something challenges our perception of what is possible.
We deny ignorance when we engage our critical faculties, and analyze the information presented to us without disdain and fear it will compromise the internal reality we have created for ourselves. It means we are looking to expand our present understanding of reality, and we aren’t willing to throw out a piece of the puzzle just because we can’t find a place for it to fit yet.
It is the nature of living in a body that dictates a fair amount of subjectivity. Being objective requires somehow seeing more than what the human eye can see, hearing more than what the human ear can hear, smelling more than what the human nose can detect, tasting more than what the human tongue can savor and feeling more than what the human touch can feel.
Being objective requires the skill of critical thought, patience and a willingness to be wrong.
I love that quote Wildtimes. I've been tempted to steal it from you a few times.
I appreciate the kind words and thoughts. I do hope it's a thread members can glean something useful from.
That reminds me of a story my son told me. He said 'he' saw a stapled notice on a public wall that said "Bill Posters Will Be Prosecuted". And someone else had responded "Bill Posters is INNOCENT".
I don't understand why this has to buried in Rant. It should be on the front page.